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13.11.2012 @ 05:43I used to watch both TBBT and HIMYM, but I gave up after three seasons, because for me they got to stale and I noticed dropping quality. In addition I did not think that they are too great to begin with.
Few of my recommendations:
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia - it's a comedy that is darker and more organic than most of things currently on TV. They are not afraid to touch depressing and serious topic and laugh at them and provide commentary on those issues, without being offensive or just trying to be edgy. It's about a group of friends who own a pub. They are also a bunch of sociopaths and ignorant people.
Community - this comedy starts out like a standard sitcom, but by the end of first season it develops it's original humor full of references to pop culture and self-awareness. This show, unlike many others, has heart and soult rather than just trying to jerk your emotions how HIMYM does once n a while. Plot follows members of a study group at a community college.
Curb Your Enthusiasm - full of dry humor, follows fictionalized version of Larry David (he is one of creators of Seinfield) around. It is quite original, stands out compared to most of other shows. It's pretty good, worth giving it a try. Just a heads up - it's similar to Woody Allen's early work.
Louie - show that follows fictionalized life of Louis C. K. and his stand up comedy. Very good, rewards patience, but not for everyone. Similar in quite a few ways to Curb Your Enthusiasm
Aside of those I agree with others on the Arrested Developement, Wilfred, Game of Thrones, and Breaking Bad.
If you're looking to learn something while watching, there is only NOVA left.
13.11.2012 @ 05:04Eh, say what you want, but basing dice game on the luck is a good choice. Come on, would you want Geralt to pull "Quai Gon Jin dice manouver"? That and relying on Axii to manipulate people's minds in a minigame would take some fun away from it for me. I definitely agree on boxing game though - it was a bit too easy.
13.11.2012 @ 04:51
You're right, Jobbert, he did. Axii is only for calming people and animals down.
08.11.2012 @ 23:57Well, seems like a lot of people did not expect Sapkowski to be as opinionated and "harsh." In Polish interviews he definitely comes across as bit arrogant, but he also uses a lot of irony and sarcasm. Both of them were lost in translation apparently, since translated bits seem rather awkward to me, and Sapkowski is rather sharp and clever with his responses.
Sirnaq said:...i consider polish literature to be simply superior to english. There is a lot of genius polish books lost forever to western audience because 1 - no one translated them 2 - doubt that someone from more western countries would understand them, i mean jokes, references etc. ›››
I agree, in a way. English literature is not as good as Polish. It's not as good as German, Russian, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, etc. either. I think that this is "fault" of the language - English is definitely one of the easier and least complex ones out there. Languages that are more complex than English do not translate that well into it. Work of Kafka, for example, loses a lot during translating process, because it is impossible for English language to reflect complexity of German grammar and word formation. Similar thing applies to Sapkowski's work - in Polish version text is full of clever combination of archaisms and modern language, irony, wit, and satire. In English many of those are just lost, because there is no way to carry them over. There are certain amazing things you can do with words, but they require complex language.
04.11.2012 @ 20:09As FoggyFishbourne pointed out, you can add retail game to your library. However, the only "benefit" is that your friends will see what you're playing. If you want to add the Witcher 2 to Steam, get achievements, Steam updates, and have it stored on Steam servers, you need to purchase TW2 steam key. Once you buy it, you can get achievements by copying old saves from the retail install to the Steam directory (assuming that you played some of the game already).
I was in the same situation when I wanted to add my retail version of Borderlands 1 to steam this summer.
Grindif hasn't added any friends yet.